It was too good a deal to pass up. I had met two American gringos, clean-cut types actually, at the zocolo and they had a problem. They were due to leave San Cristobal de las Casas in the morning and said they had a quarter pound of marijuana they didn’t get a chance to smoke. Could I help them out?
Category Archives: December
Oaxacan Spears – San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas
I had to ride up into to the highlands of Chiapas to track down the fabled Oaxacan Spears. The spears are entire flower tops, or collas, maybe 8 – 10 inches long and as thick as a sausage. Kind of like giant Thai sticks. The color can vary between green (fresher) through light brown (cured). Each spear would weigh in at around 10 – 20 grams. These were the real deal.
Magic Mushrooms – Palenque, Chiapas
Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe cubensis) thrive in the lush pastures around Palenque. Creole cattle graze the rich grasses and transform the fodder into nutrient-rich soft, squishy manure. Every morning, especially after a rain, a fresh crop of Magic Mushrooms blooms out of the shit.
The Scene: Palenque
A bit more cerebral than Tulum, Palenque sits in an upland basin at the edge of the primeval Lacondon rainforest with the Usumacinta valley far below. Cooler and wetter than the coast, the village of Palenque was an emerging destination with just enough basic bar/comedors and lodgings to cater to the tastes of adventurous travellers.